HI TIGER: SHE FEARED NOTHING / Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m
KeyBank building / 70 Main Street, Winooski, Vermont
Overnight Projects is pleased to present She Feared Nothing, a performance by Portland, Maine-based art collective Hi Tiger in Winooski's old KeyBank building on October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Hi Tiger emphasizes themes of queer identity, gender fluidity, and interpersonal power dynamics. The team, which for this performance includes founder and director Derek Jackson and Nicole Antonette, is currently exploring material inspired by science fiction, 1990s advertising, queer culture, brown skin, blonde tips, and contemporary production trends in popular music. With these inspirations in mind, they use contemporary performance techniques and stage design to create a context for sharing their synaesthetic responses to music.
She Feared Nothing is a flexible performance that can range from 12 minutes to 3 hours — although in this iteration it will be an hour and a half. Following a traditional live music set, the piece is broken into songs or scenes whose elements can be recombined and modified in response to the presentational context, in this case, Winooski and the vacant bank. Jackson calls the work “a loosely conjoined Afro-futurist opera.”
This event is being presented in partnership with Border Patrol, a contemporary art space in Portland, Maine. The group explores the boundaries of government agency and the intersection between contemporary art and corporate aesthetics through exhibitions and events.
A 2017 recipient of the Kindling Fund through SPACE Gallery ( Portland, Maine), Hi Tiger has been featured in performances at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, Maine) for the exhibition Tinderbox, Brooklyn Academy of Music for EVERYBOOTY / NYC, LePetit Versailles (for the exhibition NOT OVER: 25 years of Visual AIDS), Spectrum (New York), and Portland Pride (Maine).
The KeyBank building is owned by Redstone and is currently undergoing interior demolition. After the performance, it will be renovated into a new commercial space. This event will activate the building one last time before its transformation.
Exhibition sponsors are: